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Reviews

John Adams |
Friday, 30th November 2012
If you have got read the history of charcoal making and its practical applications (PM70), you may be interested to know that you can make your own charcoal at home. To do this you need a fire pit or some other suitable fireplace and a Kadai... more
 
John Adams |
Thursday, 29th November 2012
Getting furniture upstairs in both modern small houses and many old ones can prove to be an almost impossible task. As it was when my son asked me to help him move a newly purchased chest of drawers into his bedroom. No problem I thought, but the... more
 
John Adams |
Thursday, 22nd November 2012
In PM67 I reviewed Mr D's Thermal Cooker in which I cooked some wonderfully tasty stews and casseroles. Working on the hay box principle, the cooker uses a minimal amount of energy to cook food and can be used almost anywhere. After a customer... more
 
John Adams |
Thursday, 22nd November 2012
When I reviewed the Frontier Stove in PM72 I showed a picture of it with a then prototype stainless steel water heater attached to the chimney. This and a range of other accessories are now available and make this great little camping stove/cooker... more
 
John Adams |
Tuesday, 13th November 2012
Tim Harland and I tried out the latest Burgon & Ball range of pruners in his forest garden. We have both used many different makes of pruning tools, from the very expensive to bargain buys, with sometimes unexpected results in terms of ease of... more
 
John Adams |
Monday, 5th November 2012
I first encountered this saw in Tim Emms' workshop and, as he had been using it for while, I asked him for a review. "I've used the Thomas Finn saw for over two years, principally to cross-cut well seasoned sweet chestnut trees of up to 50cm... more
 
Jessie Marcham |
Tuesday, 16th October 2012
In this collection of articles spanning the four decades of her gardening and writing, Joy Larkcom invites us to step in to the world of a pioneering organic grower and self-confessed vegetable obsessive. Credited with inventing the now ubiquitous... more
 
John Adams |
Friday, 3rd August 2012
Back in 2008, Backpacking Light came up with a brilliant design for a personal camping stove, the Honey Stove. This innovative little stove consists of a series of laser cut stainless steel plates which can be assembled in a number of ways to make... more
 
Swami Ambikananda Saraswati |
Monday, 16th July 2012
The most costly hunt in history for a particle that will open the doors to new understanding is, we are informed, almost over. The news of this unmasking, far beneath the bowels of the earth at CERN, was conducted in the usual manner of science... more
 
Sebastian von Holstein |
Thursday, 12th July 2012
In an international art market driven by high art and high profit, we see no rest from the gathering momentum of brand-artists such as Damien Hirst, fuelled by the clever P.R. of individuals like Charles Saatchi. Other, mostly dead artists are also... more
 

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